Even though the world is slowly turning to having both parents working, there are still plenty of mothers out there who give up their careers in order to stay home and raise the children.
My first wobbly steps into motherhood taught me to trust my gut, and I am certain both my children will benefit from having a mother who does.
So, do women really need just the ‘me time’ or they need ‘me time’ plus some help and support to be able to enjoy that so-called ‘me time’. Here are six reasons why just ‘me time’ alone is not enough.
Some ‘me’ time is okay, even if you look mean. You are a flesh and blood being, and you also need to recharge your batteries. So if you have decided that particular time of the day is yours, and no one should disturb you then, including your little ones, it is perfectly alright.
“Though, I am still learning and trying my best. However, just one tip to all the moms- make your child your friend, share your thoughts, your day spent and you will gradually see the results that your child will also start sharing his/her feelings. Do not judge your child and have trust in them”, says Kavita in our Real Moms Stories
Nothing can stop you if you really want to work on your career. I understand that it gets a little difficult when you are a new mom but then that’s when the strong support system comes into the picture. Meet Kavita Singh, founder of Momtastic World.
“It is also important to have a united front when questions pop-up and the child knows that parents are of the same mind and cannot be played against each other”, says Palak Jain, who dons multiple roles. Palak was a flight attendant before joining an animation studio as the Executive Producer. Currently, working as a stay-at-home-mom.
Being willing to change and learn, when I think I have it figured out I don’t always. But I try to put them first whenever possible and when it is not possible I try to not feel too guilty and remind myself I’m doing my best!
A mom, who makes lots of mistakes, accepts it and moves on for a better tomorrow is a ‘real’ mom. I can never be perfect and I accept with pride and dignity. I don’t want to kill the real person by aiming to be ‘perfect’
Here are awesome mommy-tips to dry clothes indoor faster in the rainy season. Try them out and you can thank me later.
by Tasneem Dhinojwala This is to that woman at my daughter’s school who shamed me for not filming her fast enough, here is what you should know about me and several others like me Photographs are records of our past- memories stored in paper form as albums or as pixels in our smartphones, hard drives…
Women and mothers have always been subjected to suffocating scrutiny, judgmental gazes, kitty party gossips and sometimes harsh treatment. How long must we succumb to these unfair deals? Why isn’t a father asked the very same questions that we are choked with?
It is every parent’s wish to see their child doing well in life, that they will confide in us as friends, forgive us for our mistakes, blah blah. And then there are those who wish to see their children ‘diaper-free’.
by Swati Mehra Let me let you in on a beauty secret! I have discovered an ultimate skin pranayam regime for myself all you busy moms out there. Read on and follow my suggestions! Mom life is a busy life. That ‘me time’ that you need can easily be hijacked by those little eyes demanding…
I didn’t use my voting rights for years. I moved out of my hometown for studies once I turned 18, and as a student for the next 5 years had no documents and proofs of residence required to get myself registered as a voter. Am I ashamed?
We can’t win every battle. We should let go of small things to take charge of bigger decisions. Let’s read this real mom’s story on chasing her dreams!
Dear mum, your body has undergone many changes in the months leading to childbirth. That miracle you so lovingly hold in your arms every day is a result of that dramatic change.
I rely a lot on my cook, my maid, the daycare and the school to be able to devote my time at work and lead a happy, fulfilling life. I do not believe that responsibility of raising a child is solely on a mother.
Going into the fifth phase of the 17th Lok Sabha election, here’s a mom who is looking forward to seeing her kids cast their votes for the first time!
I try to overcome my guilt by devoting quality time to kids over weekends, going out for movies and dinner or even a long drive for some street side food and ice-cream.
Stay-at-home-moms have to shoulder many responsibilities and this can take a toll on their body and mind. Physical and mental exhaustion can surely create havoc.
The first person who needs to be fixed is You-yourself. If you are doing well, the whole family will do well. So, do whatever it takes and fix yourself – fix yourself when you are hurt, fix your pain, fix your stress, fix your aches – fix it!
The main factors we all consider are effectiveness versus cost, which itself is an ongoing battle.
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Gratitude is something I practice and so even though life sucks sometimes, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The truth is that salon straight hair is a look that anyone can easily work at home. A hair straightener is mankind’s gift to women (or so we believe looking at the magic it can create in minutes).
Everything was just fine until the baby popped out, I took extra months as leave and joined back post 8 months. It was quite a rude shock when I went back, the battle was to prove my mettle all over again. Fourteen years of experience seemed to have disappeared, I was being questioned and cornered like I was an intern.
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